Dien Syamsuddin wants the dhimmis to fork over the money and shut up. From CP, with thanks to Boomeros:
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (CP) – A senior Islamic leader warned foreign relief workers Friday of a serious backlash from Muslims if they bring Christian proselytizing to tsunami-struck Sumatra along with humanitarian help….
At Friday prayers in the main mosque of Banda Aceh, the provincial capital, a Muslim leader warned against any attempt by Christian aid workers to evangelize among tsunami survivors. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim nation, and Aceh is particularly conservative.
“All non-governmental organizations, either domestic or international, with hidden agendas coming here with humanitarian purposes but instead proselytizing, this is what we do not like,” said Dien Syamsuddin, secretary general of the Indonesian Council of Ulemas, or religious scholars.
He also condemned reports the U.S.-based welfare group WorldHelp had planned to adopt 300 Acehnese children orphaned by the disaster and raise them in a Christian children’s home.
The group said Thursday it had dropped the idea.
“This is a reminder. Do not do this in this kind of situation,” Syamsuddin said. “The Muslim community will not remain quiet. This is a clear statement, and it is serious.”